Archive 2020

Reflections on Fall 2020

Many thanks to Ariane for leading today’s discussion on our shared reflections on Fall 2020. In response the the Wooclap question: Real change often takes place in a bug crisis, how have you experienced that change? we identified and discussed the following:

Several resources were shared which you may find useful:

The wonderful Pédagoscope (Podcast in French)

Stanford University’s Teaching Commons

A handbook on interactions (French)

A handbook on interactions (German)

Two SFDN webinars in December!

If you haven’t already registered for the next SFDN webinar, it’s still not too late! Thursday 03 December 2020 12h15 – 13h00 Webinar: Lessons Learned During Fall 2020 – Open Exchange. Led by Ariane Dumont. To register: click here

Following the success of our Digital Tools Webinar, we will host a second webinar on Friday 11 December 2020 12h15 – 13h00 Webinar: More Interactive Digital Tools. To register: click here

Stellenausschreibung: Aufbau Landesinitiative E-Learning Nordrhein-Westfalen (D)

Gesucht ist eine kompetente Person für die Geschäftsführung des NRW-Landesportals Open Resources Campus NRW (E15 TV-L/A15) (m/w/d) zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt.

Alle Informationen zur Stelle finden sich hier:
https://www.stellenwerk-bochum.de/jobboerse/geschaeftsfuehrung-mwd-online-landesportal-fuer-studium-und-lehre-201106-420244

und hier https://www.dh.nrw/kooperationen/ORCA.nrw%20%28Open%20Resources%20Campus%20NRW%29-72

Bei Interesse an der Stelle bietet Dr. Peter Salden (Leiter des Zentrums für Wissenschaftsdidaktik der Ruhr-Universität Bochum) ein individuelles und vertrauliches Vorab-Gespräch an (Kontakt per E-Mail).

Job Offer at The Swiss Tropical ad Public Health Institute

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Last opportunity: submissions until 29 November for online SFDN Conference 2021

Update: Deadline for submission 29 November

Due to the current public health situation, the SFDN Conference at the University of St Gallen will move to a fully online format (conference fees will be reduced accordingly).

The planned date of 19th February, 2021 remains unchanged.

However, the deadline for submissions has been extended to 29 November.

For more details, please refer to the conference website: http://iwp.unisg.ch/sfdn2021

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Robert Kordts-Freudinger & the organizing team at St.Gallen

Covid-19 impact on education in Switzerland – Overview of studies

Open Repository and Online Event (01.12.20 13-17h – Save the date!)

The pandemic has had a major impact on education, not only because of the social isolation during the lockdown, but also because of the need to organise education differently after reopening of schools. New practices have emerged and continue to develop. Educational researchers have quickly accompanied the emergence of these new practices with research activities. Many have conducted studies to document and investigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on education. These studies can make a significant contribution to understanding what has happened, but also to preparing future scenarios, based on evidence.

But how to gather all these studies in order to make them accessible and useful for the entire research community? The Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK/CDIP), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI/SBFI/SEFRI)  and the EPFL Center for Learning Sciences (LEARN) teamed up to propose a platform for the sharing of research on Covid-19 impact on education in Switzerland.

1. Open Repository of studies

Open access

We initiated an open online repository of such studies. https://go.epfl.ch/repository_access

Sharing your studies

Did you conduct a study or more generally collect data on the impact of Covid-19 on education at any level of education in Switzerland? Or do you plan to do so?

Please add your study to the repository such that the research community can easily find, access and cite your work or get in contact with you for potential collaborations. https://go.epfl.ch/repository_fill

2. Online Event on Tuesday 01.12.2020 13-17h

Attending and presenting

If you want to attend in the event, please subscribe here until the 27.11.2020: https://go.epfl.ch/online-event-subscription

If you want to give a short presentation, there are two simple steps to do:

a. Please add your study / project to the repository (mentioned in 1.) first. This way, attendees can explore the content beforehand.

a. Then fill in this short form (one form per presentation, to be filled out by the main presenter) until 15.11.2020 : https://go.epfl.ch/online-event-presentation

Alice Leibundgut, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Marius Beerli, Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education EDK/CDIP

Jessica Dehler Zufferey,  EPFL Center for Learning Sciences LEARN

International Journal for Academic Development CALL FOR PROPOSALS |

International Journal for Academic Development   CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Special Issue (to be published in 2022)   Academic Development in Times of Crisis   The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged academic developers to respond creatively to novel and evolving conditions that put extraordinary stresses on individuals, communities, institutions, and the higher education sector. Yet this is not the first time – nor will it be the last – academic development has confronted profound uncertainty related to the purposes, practices, and contexts of our work.   This special issue invites research, theory, and reflection on academic development in times of crisis.   We define crisis broadly to allow for both local and global issues, and to consider crises that may relate to public health, economic, political, social, climate, institutional, personal, ethical, or any other factors that disrupt the status quo in significant ways. Crises are crossroads that challenge existing systems and compel us to reconsider our assumptions; crises often present existential threats, and they might also be opportunities for positive change.   To understand how IJAD defines academic development, authors should read former editor Kathryn Sutherland’s 2018 essay on ‘Holistic academic development’ (IJAD 23:4) and also should consult IJAD’s statement on the aims and scope of the journal.   We are open to traditional — and to novel — approaches and genres for researching, analyzing, and representing academic development in times of crisis. This special issue is an opportunity to revisit not only what we do but also how and why we do it, including how our practice is shaped by specific contexts and circumstances that are often beyond our immediate control.   We encourage scholarly and creative submissions that offer insights, methodologies, and practices that are firmly grounded in a particular context and crisis but that also have implications for academic development more broadly.

You may submit a full-length scholarly article (up to 6000 words), a reflection on practice (1500 words), a reflection on research (1500 words), or a book review (1500 words). If you have questions about creative genres, please consult an IJAD editor. More details about paper types are on the IJAD website. We require full manuscripts to be submitted by 1 June 2021 in order to be reviewed and revised for publication in 2022.

We encourage submission of a 500 word proposal by 1 February 2021 outlining your proposed submission (emphasizing how it relates to the special issue’s topic, the literature upon which you will draw, and your intended genre). Proposals are strongly encouraged for creative genres. The editorial team will provide brief feedback as an indication of the extent to which your proposed paper may fit the parameters of the special issue and you may then submit the full manuscript by 1 June 2021.

Authors are welcome to submit full manuscripts without first receiving feedback through the proposals process.

All manuscripts will go through IJAD’s normal double-blind review process once they are submitted. As with regular IJAD articles, we have no prescribed methodologies and invite you to find creative ways to write about these themes.

Proposals due 1 February 2021 | Manuscripts due 1 June 2021 | Anticipated publication June 2022

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A guide for authors, Word template, and other relevant information can be found on IJAD’s homepage: www.tandfonline.com/ijad.

Proposals and manuscripts must be submitted online via IJAD’s ScholarOne site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijad

For inquiries about this Special Issue, please contact Henk Huijser, h.huijser@qut.edu.au.

Two up-coming SFDN events!

30 September 2020 12h15 – 13h00   Panel Discussion: Fall 2020 Educational Development Updates Panelists: Siara Isaac, Erik Jentges, Ruth Puhr. Moderator: Marika Fenley. To register: click here

Aware that many faculty are concerned about student engagement, we are offering an EXTRA webinar to explore some of the vast array of digital tools available to educators:

01 October 2020 12h15 – 13h00  Three interactive digital tools to enhance student engagement:   1. Perusall with Ariane Dumont, 2. Padlet with Robert Kordts-Freudinger & 3. Wooclap with Ruth Puhr. To register: click here

EXTRA SFDN Webinar on HyFlex Delivery

10 September 2020 12.15 – 13.00 Webinar: The highs and lows of HyFlex Led by Ruth Puhr

HyFlex is the buzzword in higher education this summer! Are you helping your faculty prepare to deliver courses to students in multiple modes? The possibility of having some face-to-face students, others who join virtually and a third group who will catch up later is daunting. The challenges of teaching in higher education have never been greater.

Students returned to the Les Roches campuses in Switzerland and Spain at the end of July and I have been working with faculty since mid-July, preparing them for HyFlex delivery and supporting them in their classes. In this webinar, I will share some of the highs and lows that we have experienced.

To register: click here